With the news of Mohammad Amir returning to international cricket next year after serving a ban of just under a year, Sport360 picks out some of his best moments to date.
Mohammed Amir’s debut Test was against Australia in 2009 and the youngster was in tantalising form as he ripped through the Australian batting order – taking five wickets for 79 runs.
Amir’s bowling was so influential, even a bewildered Shane Watson was struggling against the young star in Melbourne.
Perhaps one of Amir’s most remarkable outings for Pakistan was when he took 19 wickets in an eventful 2010 series against England – including a famous six-wicket haul in just two overs at Lord’s. Amir was 18 at the time and didn’t look out of place against some of the biggest names in Test cricket.
He became the youngest player to take 50 Test wickets and was described by many as one of the best bowlers in the game. That can be further illustrated through his bowling against Australia where he takes a memorable wicket against Steve Smith.
Mixed opinions surround cricket circles with the news of Amir’s imminent return, but to have a player of his calibre back among the current Pakistan team could prove a real boon.
Here’s one final highlight reel.